D. Paul Fansler S.J.M. Service and Leadership Scholarship Application

HISTORY OF THE SCHOLARSHIP

The D. Paul Fansler S.J.M. Service and Leadership Scholarship was established in 1992 in memory of D. Paul Fansler (1927-1990), a distinguished Fresno businessman and property developer. Mr. Fansler was known as a dedicated philanthropist, who often inspired others to join his efforts in supporting local schools such as Queen of the Valley Academy, San Joaquin Memorial High School, and C.S.U. Fresno. Throughout his lifetime he gave quietly and actively to many individuals and organizations such as Fresno Community Theatre, United Cerebral Palsy and others serving to improve the quality of life in Fresno. He believed giving to others was an important responsibility in life.

QUALIFICATIONS AND ELIGIBILITY

  1. Applicant must be a registered parishioner, (one who attends regularly) within The Diocese of Fresno.
  2. Scholarship is open to 8th grade students attending public, private, or Diocesan schools.
  3. Applicant must verify a minimum 3.2 grade point average for 7th and 8th grade years prior to application deadline, March 15, each year.
  4. Responses must be the sole handwritten and typed work of the student.
  5. Recipients must continue active service and maintain a minimum 3.0 average at S.J.M. Students falling below 3.0 will permanently forfeit their D.P.F. Memorial Scholarship.
  6. Grades must be promptly submitted to the Fansler Foundation to maintain eligibility.

PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS

Postmarked deadline

March 15th of each year.

Mail completed application in one package to the following address:

D. Paul Fansler S.J.M. Service & Leadership Scholarship
Fansler Foundation ∙ 5713 N. West Ave ∙ Fresno, CA 93711

  1. Contending students must respond to all parts of the application including: contact info, evidence of service, typed essay, certification, signatures, tax returns, and written responses.
  2. Incomplete or late applications will be discarded.
  3. Observe maximum word length where cited. Separate paper may be attached, black ink only, please.
  4. Official transcripts of 7th and 8th grade records with school official's signature and date must be included with your application.
  5. Attendance expected at annual scholarship luncheon.

D. PAUL FANSLER S.J.M. SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
APPLICANT CERTIFICATION AND SIGNATURE

I have read and understand the application and eligibility requirements of the Service and Leadership Scholarship and have completed all the requirements of this application. I certify that everything I have submitted and written is true and accurate.

Applicants Name (print clearly) __________________________________________________

Applicant Signature ____________________________________________ Date__________

Contact Info

_____________________________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Name

_____________________________________________________________________
Address

_____________________________________________________________________
City State Zip

______________________ _________________________________
Phone Cell

_____________________________________________________________________
Email

ESSAY

Your typed essay must be signed, dated and included with your application.
Topic: Recount a personal experience about one of the following in 250-300 words:

  • Serving others
  • Receiving help
  • Taking action in your own life

GRADE TRANSCRIPTS

Enclose an official transcript of your academic performance for 7th and 8th grade as of the date of this application. Minimum must be 3.2 GPA.

I have verified that _____________________________________ is a student in good standing at
(Name)

__________________________________________________________ with a GPA of _____.
(School)

Name __________________________________ Position ____________________ Date ______


FINANCIAL NEED WILL BE CONSIDERED

Scholarship applicants must verify accurate financial records to qualify. Incomplete records will disqualify applicants.

  • Enclose a copy of parents last year s tax return: IRS form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ (all pages).
  • For only nontaxable income, please send copies of your Social Service Grant Letter (A.F.D.C., T.A.N.F.) and/or photocopies of your Social Security Benefits Statement(s) for ALL members of your household receiving benefits in the past year.

LEADERSHIP AND/OR SERVICE HISTORY

List your 7th and 8th grade church, school, city, neighborhood or other service on a separate sheet of paper. Please attach to application.

HANDWRITTEN RESPONSES

1. Briefly explain why you want to attend S.J.M.

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2. Statement signed by parish priest, school official or other adult authority who knows of your service to others, can recommend you to S.J.M. and why you should receive this scholarship.

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Signature___________________________________________________________

Title_______________________________________________ Date ___________

Name of Parish______________________________________________________

City__________________________________ Phone________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fansler Foundation
5713 N. WEST AVENUE #102 . FRESNO, CA 93711
(559) 432-0544 . FAX (559) 432-0543

www.fanslerfoundation.com

 

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